Sunday, June 21, 2009

5 Ideas for Fathers Day in Austin

Can I be cheesy for a second you guys.

Alright, so I ADORE my dad. Love, love that man. And it's not only because he wore a shirt for most of the 90s with a picture of Pope John Paul II playing the electric guitar. See, my father has delights just about as random as I do, and one of the best things about him is he doesn't hide his excitement over new experiences. "Darlin, we are about to enter.....THE CHUNNEL!" In London. "I am now eating....A CREPE!" in Paris. If he lived in Austin, I like to think he would enjoy THE BATS! or something odd and whimsical like that on Fathers Day, but what else to do leading up to their nocturnal flight? I hunted around for cool things to do locally this Fathers Day, some exclusively-Dad and some that just seemed fun. Here are:

5 ideas for fathers day in austin


BREAKFAST AT A MUFFIN TROLLEY
Taste No Evil Muffins


My friend Ted tipped me off to something pretty special: $3 Muffin Top Ice Cream Sandwiches! They are made by all-natural, all-organic Taste No Evil Muffins on South Lamar, and involve a giant dark chocolate muffin top sliced and stuffed with your choice of Amy's sweet cream, dark chocolate or, Lord have mercy, coffee ice cream. It's open 9am - 2:30pm on Sundays.

BRUNCH WITH A SIDE OF AWKWARD
Fathers Day Burlesque


Sagra will host a Fathers Day "Burlesque Brunch" for only the steeliest of parent/children pairs, with brunch all morning and early afternoon and The JiggleWatts performing at 2pm.

YOU AND DAD, DRINKING
Bird's Tallest Day of Summer


Summer Solstice lands on Fathers Day this year, so Bird's Barbershop and Lone Star have teamed up to offer free tall boys to all dads at each of their four locations. Deets here.


"WELL, WE'LL HAVE TO SWING BY HER GRAVE, TOO:"
The Royal Tenembaums Fathers Day Feast


How much do you freaking love this movie. Gene Hackman? The fire drills? Rooftop falconing?? This is at the Alamo Ritz today at 6:30pm.

$33.50 gets you a ticket and quite the spread:

Bloody Mary Gazpacho
with Basil Infused Vodka "Float"

Royal T Bone topped with Smoked Oyster Mushroom Demi Glace on Pearl Cous Cous and Brussel Sprout Hash

Bourbon Bread Pudding
Toasted Pecan, Caramel, Shaved Dark Chocolate

AND....MORE DESSERT
Free desserts for Dad at Cissi's

The purchase of ANY food item at Cissi's on Fathers Day will get Dad a free dessert, such as a Belgian Ale Doughnut. I don't know what that is, but I'm intrigued. So wrong, it's right? Like chili peppers and chocolate? Someone please eat this and tell me how it is.

HAPPY FATHERS DAY!